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baby it's cold outside. as 2/3 of the country finds itself under snow or battling freezing conditions. we'll have the chilly story and tell you when the cold snap will finally end. president obama returns home after accepting the nobel peace prize and defending the war in afghanistan. >> would the investment have been worth it, i think the potential is yes. >> we'll hear part of his newest "60 minutes" interview and talk to bob schieffer about the president's slinging poll numbers about. the disappearance of a young utah mother is now being called suspicious. >> this is not something susan would ever do. she would never disappear. >> we'll speak with susan powell's father and bring you the latest on the desperate search. and midnight mass now at 10:00 p.m.? pope benedict's christmas eve schedule raises questions about his health early this friday morning, december 11th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs
yes, it's beautiful, but, yes, it is cold in new york city. good morning, every. we're looking at a thermometer out there, it said 15 degrees. i got right in the car this morning to come to work but you felt the 15 degrees urks didn't issue. >> i was walking across the park this morning, a little before 5:00 this morning. and let me see. it was -- it's cooling off actually. it was 17 this mornin about 4:45. >> but it's nothing compared to what the rest of the country has had and we'll talk about that in just a minute. >> we begin with with the brutal cold this morning takes crosses across the nation. 2/3 of the country now snow covereded or battling freezing temperatures this morning. national correspondent dean reynolds is in chilly chicago.
morning, dean. >> reporter: good morning, harry. well it is bitter cold out here, but at least in some parts of the country the b dig-out has started. in iowa they were using the big equipment to remove nearly a foot and a half of fresh snow. this week's storm roared right down interstate 80 through the center of the hawkeye state and with the onset of frigid temperatures thursday left a landscape frozen in white. in detroit, workers were trying to restore power to the people. >> ain't got no telephone, ain't got no heat. just miserable. >> reporter: miserable, too, in dorr county wisconsin. >> only source of heat actually is the fireplace. >> reporter: traffic accidents dotted highways nationwide and windchills had people covering up while all along the great lakes, a lingering deposit of lake-effect snow added hardship. the buffalo area could get three
feet. in arizona, officials located a number of hunters stranded near flagstaff since monday. and some of the wayward sports men were only too happy to be rescued. >> we were 12 or 13 below last night outside and about 25 inside our tent. >> reporter: and the bad news for them is that another storm could be brewing off the west coast, which could bring more rain and snow and repeat the cycle of winter storms in autumn. dave? >> all right, dean. we'll wait and talk more about that in just a little while. in the meantime, let's tell you when this relief might be coming and why we have all this cold air stuck right now. in places like wisconsin and minnesota, you'll be in the single did i think its and below zero windchill wise. everyone else in the teens and 20s and single digits as far as windchill or close to zero. what's happening is the jet stream is dipping on down all of that cold air is working its way, pushing itself into place after the low pressure system
moved off and has spun all of that cold air back into these neighborhoods. so we are goi maggie, harry? >> welcome home dave. >> good to be back. >> a little chapped lip, but otherwise otherwise did you okay. we move to president obama who this morning is on his way back to washington after receiving his nobel peace prize yesterday at a ceremony where much of the talk was about war, not peace. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, maggie. that's right the president defended afghanistan, america's role there, and in a "60 minutes" interview to be broadcast this sunday he says that defeating al qaeda is not possible without help from pakistan. and he also says that it's probably not possible either to completely wipe out terrorism. >> will we have no terrorist threat once this is completed?
unfortunately that threat will probably be with us for a longer period of time. but will we be safer than we otherwise would have been and would the investment have been worth it? i think the potential is yes. >> reporter: accepting the nobel peace prize in oslo thursday the president who had just ordered 30,000 more troops in to afghanistan had a sobering message. war is sometimes necessary. >> i understand why war is not popular, but i also know this the belief that peace is desirable is rarely enough to achieve it. >> reporter: mr. obama reminded his audience that american arms stabilized the post-world war ii world. >> from left to right, he's got nothing but plauded, and that's rare for any president and particularly a president in bad times. >> reporter: larry sabato says the president tried to reconcile his troop increase with the prize for peace. >> it wasn't a speech of bomb giapologies
for what america has deny it was more an attempt to explain why america has done what it has done and to defend the involvement in afghanistan. >> reporter: the president comes back here this afternoon to face his two biggest domestic priorities right now health care reform and, of course unemployment. but he goes back to europe again next week to copenhagen for the talks on climate change. maggie? >> a lot on his plate. cbs's bill plante thank you. joining us now is bob stever cbs news chief washington correspondent and host of "face the nation." good morning. >> good morning. >> it was unusual to hear people like newt gingrich and sarah palin praise the president yesterday after the speech. sure, it was he finally sees things our way therefore we're praising him, but it was praise nonetheless. >> well, i thought this was a very awkward moment for the president, but i thought he really made about as good a speech as ich heard him make. i mean after all, this was -- he was accepting a prize that many people thought was not given to him for what he had done but was basically a slap in
the face at the bush administration and sort of aimed at them rather than at this president. and he admitted during this speech i think he had, to he said, look there are a lot more people-many, many people around the world who deserve this far more than i do. he also had to lay out a rationale for a war that many in europe think is not worth fighting. but i thought the key paragraph was i face the world as it is and cannot stand idle in the face of threats to the american people. so it was kind of an awkward moment for the president, but i thought he gave a very good speech and a very good rationale for why he had just done what did he. >> it was well received by both people on the left and the right. but the president's approval rating continues to fall. it's now at 50%, which is down from 53% last month. the lowest it's ever been. what does he need to do to stop
this decline? >> well, this presidency and what history writes of it will not depend on how many prizes he wins, it will depend on what he does about the economy and bringing this war in afghanistan to some kind of conclusion. you know presidents, people keep saying the president has so many things on his plate, but the thing about the presidency is the president doesn't get to decide what's on his plate. events decide that. and this president is facing a lot of very severe problems. when unemployment starts to go down, his approval ratings will start to go up. and it's just about that complicated complicated. >> you just have to wait and see. bob schieffer, thanks for taking the time this morning. >> you bet. and don't miss "face the nation" this sunday. check your local listings. and remember that you can see the president obama interview on "60 minutes" this sunday night. we want to get more news now. russ mitchell is off. jeff glor is at the news desk. good morning. good morning.
a u.s. drone has reportedly killed a top al qaeda leader in western pakistan. the missile strike was launched this week and a u.s. official tells cbs news it is believed the drone attack was a success, but it remains unclear exactly who was hit. the target was not osama bin laden or his top deputy. more on the overhaul of this nation's financial regulations. the house hopes to pass a final bill today. last night it voted to losen restrictions on derivatives, rejecting tougher regulations. derivatives are those highly volatile financial assets used by traders to speculate or hedge against risk. it was the collapse of many derivatives that helped fuel the mnks melt down last year. also today the administration will impose new pay limits on top wall street executives. the $500,000 limit on cash compensation will affect second tier executives at six companies that have yet to repay government bailout funds. stockholders would have a nonbinding vote on the pay of top executives. federal banking regulators would have final approval of
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the two suspects in the jaycee dugard kidnapping case are sxuled to appear in court later today. this morning hattie kauffman has exclusive new information on phillip and nancy garrido. >> reporter: when the garridos go to court we may hear about drug use. numerous sources tell cbs news nancy garrido was heavily into meth supplied by phillip. >> if her lawyers can establish that not only did he have this sort of ven goalie like control, but he also increase that had mind control over her with his heavy supply of drug, this heavy
supply p drug use, then maybe that cuts in her favor. >> reporter: the garridos were arrested in august and charged with the kidnap and rape of jaycee who they allegedly snatched off the street and held captive for 128 years. it was in this compound that jaycee raised two daughters. now sources tell cbs news though it looked primitive, the tents held a classroom with geography maps and electricity that powered a computer. after their release, jaycee's aunt marvelled at how well educated the girls were. >> jay's oig is a, are ale young woman who has raised two beautiful daughters. they are clever, articulate. >> reporter: cbs news has also learned the garridos took jaycee and the girls out in public to the beach, the library the movies. they even went trick or treating with phillip garrido dressed in a gorilla comes tumg. both garridos remain in custody. nancy is reported to be very frail. she's had visit from the family but phillip has had no visitors. meanwhile jaycee is about to celebrate the first christmas with her family in 18 years.
hattie kauffman, cbs news, los angeles. we wouldn't write in cbs news legal analyst lisa bloom. good morning. >> good morning. >> how is this going to affect how the court treats or prosecutors treat nancy garrido, this notion that she may have been drugged up all these years? >> well, certainly it will give her a diminished capacity defense, but, harry, over the years, if somebody is taking any kind of medication or drugs over and over again, knowing the effects that it has on them juries tend to be unsympathetic to that independent could have a defense. >> interesting. also, the thing that stands out here is the more the time goes organization we keep hear building all of these instances in which these kids were out and they were out with phillip garrido. how did these parole people let him get away with this? >> well, the california department of corrections here already issued a scathing report
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pizzey is in rome with the details. good morning. >> reporter: good day. the unprecedented announcement that christmas mass at st. peter's basilica would begin at 10:00 instead of midnight has prompted fresh speculation about the health of poen benedict xvi. the vart can spokesman said the decision was taken nearly two months ago quote, to tire the pope a little less. adding that he had a very full schedule for a person more than 80 years old. the mass generally lasts an hour and a half and the pope has to be back in st. peter's square on christmas morning to deliver his annual message to the city and the world. >> the change seems to be more practical orally turnlg cal. it's because the pope is 83 years old. >> reporter: some observers have note that had pope john paul ii kept to the traditional schedule even in 2004 when his various ill n.s were well advanced and on which obvious. benedict suffered a mild stroke in 1991. he's thought to have had another
one just before he was elected pope and broke his wrist when he fell while on holiday in the italian alps in july. vatican sources who will only speak off the record say benedict is tired and meets with only a small coatry of close advisors. benedict will take four foreign trips outside of italy and two inside of italy in the coming year. concerns about his health mean that his calendar will be dictate the more by his staff than his floks, maggie. >> alan pizzey in rome. thank you. >> you're the sitting catholic here. what's your response to this? >> i don't want to judge the pope. i think i can get in trouble for that. but midnight smas a tradition, it's officially christmas at midnight and i don't think it's right. >> it is the season of waiting. can't you wait until midnight? >> it's only once a year. >> the circumstances of his personal health, my folks live in ft. lauderdale. they go see the late show at 4:00 p.m. so --
>> people in advancing age 1450 get a break, is that wh hello, eyewitness news weather and traffic together. we begin with marty. >> let's look at the forecast for the day. it will be a sunny one and a cold one. normally the high is 48, today it's 37. right now it's in the mid-20s, feels like the upper teens, a cold friday morning in december. >> a pretty good morning on area roadways. not too much to report which is is a good thing. icy conditions we're hearing in the county on mccormac avenue. there was apparently a minor accident there. a wreck at windsor mill road at north forest park avenue. there is a look at the drive times and the speeds for the west side the slowest spot between 95 and 83 on the outer loop, 44 miles an hour, a 14
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baltimore mayor sheila dickson to learn her fate as soon as next month. a judge scheduled sentencing for january 21st. under maryland law she maybe suspended from her office after sentencing. the victim's defense team said they plan to file a motion for a new trial. the judge will hear that january 6th. a $70 million lawsuit is filed against carol tuggs. 26 years old carol williams said he fathered her two children and said he abused her on at least two occasions last month. one case she say he, said he knocked her down and poured bleach on her and their son. he's not commented on the accusation. >> just in time for the holidays a peep store is opening. the shop sells 850 peep products including plush toys, china, even a hand blown glass peep and of course the regular chicks pgh up next, missing mom. it's been almost a week since a utah mother disappeared without a trace. hear from her father about what the family and her children are
is that cheering or people screaming? >> what a testament to the loyalty of our fans. that they're here in 15 degree weather. we'll go out tre and share in the love with them in a little while. >> welcome back to "the early show." coming up you change your oil, check the windshield wiper fluid, but a lot of drivers rarely check their tires and if they're worn out, they can be really dangerous. our susan koeppen will show us thousand make sure your tires are safe in just a couple of minutes about. also ahead, in "health watch," we'll look at an exciting new study that shows that women taking drugs to prevent bone loss may also be preventing pres cancer. this could be a major break through am we'll bring you the
details. but first, police in utah are looking for a missing mother who vanished sunday. michelle gielan is here with the latest. >> good morning. officials are now calling the disappearance suspicious. and as each day goes by her family and friends are growing more and more concerned. >> reporter: the last time anyone reported seeing 28-year-old susan powell was late sunday night. her husband says susan was in the house when he left to go camping with their two young suns. >> what team did you goat camping would you say? >> you know, i got out to a pretty late start. >> 9ish, something like that? >> no it was later. a lot of times i just go camping with my boys. i just go overnight. >> reporter: monday morning neither parent reported to work or called to say they wouldn't be in. and the children were not dropped off at daycare. >> i was somehow thinking that it was sunday. >> so you got confused by -- on what day it was? >> yeah. >> reporter: when the father and his boys finally did arrive home, they say susan was gone.
calling the disappearance suspicious police have searched the home looking for evidence that can shed any light on on the mystery. >> all i can think is that this is not something susan would ever do. she would never disappear. >> police have interviewed the father and his oldest son, who is just information years old. maggie? >> might be smell gielan thank you so much. joining us now is susan powell's father charles cox along with captain tom mclachlan of the west valley city police department. good morning to you both. captain, let me begin with you. please give susan's father and us the latest on this case which i know that you have called suspicious because of susan's husband's actions about. >> unfortunately we don't have any new updates.about. >> unfortunately, we don't have any new updates.bout. >> unfortunately, we don't have any new updates.out. >> unfortunately, we don't have any new updates.ut. >> unfortunately, we don't have any new updates.t. >> unfortunately, we don't have any new updates.. >> unfortunately, we don't have any new updates. that is extremely concerning to us about. >> why did you deem her husband's actions suspicious? >> well, not necessarily her husband's actions. it's the whole circumstance surrounding her disappearance.
and the length of time that she's been gone and she has not contacted any family or friends. >> let me bring in mr. cox. hearing the captain say that it is disconcerting that they don't have any new leads and that this is suspicious, how does that make you feel this morning? >> well, i know that the police have probably been right on top of this case from the beginning and i really appreciate that. but it is disheartening to some degree that we haven't been able to find her with all the efforts been put on tout look for her. >> what does your heart tell you happened to your daughter? >> nothing good. she is a very loving mother and would not leave her children for a moment. and just very responsible. and i just -- it's hard.
>> i'm sorry you're going through this, sir. how are you getting through it? >> well, there's been a great outpouring of support from friends and susan's friends and neighbors, and our church and our local friends. and everybody is working to find her. and that's mainly the rope ieason i wanted to go ahead and do an interview, so we could make sure the word gets out in the event she has been taken out of the state or something that perhaps that we can have people be on the lookout for her. >> there are no suspects here, but a lot of people have pointed the finger at susan's husband. what do you think of that, did they have problems in their marriage and do you think he could be capable of harming her? >> i don't think that joshua -- i've never considered him a
violent person and i think he cares about his family and, no, i really don't have any feelings that he would do it. i don't understand some of the answers that have been given. i don't understand se of the circumstances. but i trust basically that if he knew something, he would be telling us. and so it makes it even more baffling and upsetting that no one seems to know where she is and there's been no contact from her. >> well, mr. cox, i hope that you get your answer soon and most importantly your daughter pack with in you time for the holidays. thank you, sir. >> thank you. >> captain, thank you, as well. >> you're very welcome. it is now 7:35. we want to check in with dave once more for a look at the weather. good morning. we know the headline around the country today, through much of the country over the last several day, in fact two things. snow and cold. so that's where we'll begin. midsection of the country, you're still talking abo
>> i saw the big area of high pressure behind day's left shoulder. that area is built in, and the winds are diminishing. 30 and 22, yesterday at this time 2996. we lost the howling winds of yesterday, down to 10-mile an hour breeze and 37 is the high this day. the deal is this, temperatures are now in the low to mid-20s. we have an upper teens wind chill. tonight 20
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looking at if it if and if you give yourself time to shop around, you can then take your time find the price you want so you're not at the mercy of the dealer when you walk this and say i need tires today. >> susan, thanks so much as always. for more information all you need to do is go to our website, earlyshow.cbsnews.com. now here's maggie. very any ofity trick. thank you. up next the unlikely connection between bone loss drugs and a lower risk of breast cancer. we'll tell you about this possibly break through ahead here this morning on "the early show" on cbs. let's find out what people think of maxwell house's flavor lock lid. hear that? seals it tight. smells like fresh ground. fresh fresh fresh fre-- that's our favorite part. ...fresh! (announcer) taste why maxwell house is good to the last drop.
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thousands were studied by these researches. what did they find? >> these were really surprise an impressive results. basically women who took these drugs long term rngs meaning longer than a year, had up to a third less -- they were a third less likely to develop breast cancer than women who didn't take these drugs. in particular it was a deadly form of breast cancer known as invasive breast cancer. so it really did make a big difference. >> what are these drugs? >> some examples include fosamax, be knee have a. these are drugs taken by millions to prevent osteoporosis, but if it has this sort of silver lining of preventing breast cancer, as well that would be wonderful. >> i wonder if some people will take this just for breast with an ser prevention. >> it's far too early for to us suggest that women take it specifically for breast cancer prevention we do know that they are safe and effective in preventing bone loss and preventing osteoporosis in high risk women. and they do have side effects,
muscle and joint pains, for some people when they take the drugs, they're hard to swallow, they are big pills. you have to sort of sit fup while after you take them. so they're not for everyone. >> in the meantime, what are shall known safe breast cancer revenks tips? >> well, really the big picture here is you have to maintain a healthy weight. and you also should follow a plant based diet. try and avoid too many meat product, try to avoid refined sugar and flour. and exercise we know is a breast cancer fighter, so the more exercise you can get the better. >> why, thank you so much. we'll be right back. you're watching et "early show" on cbs. >> announcer: cbs held much watch oig, sponsored by silk. strength in every pour. ñ:÷xñq
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>> we have two accidents, one on 100 and one on 95. meantime 95 southbound is slow from 132, nine minutes there, 31 miles an hour. the drive time speeds, the beltway the slowest spot is the west side between 795 and 95. 35 miles an hour in an 18 minute drive time. 95 southbound lanes a little sluggish between the beltway and 895. this is brought by the new kentucky grilled chicken. back to you. a man dies in an early morning fire in west baltimore. the fire union said recent budget cuts by city hall are to blame. >> reporter: the fire department admits response time was delayed but they say it's because the dispatcher couldn't understand this 911 call.
>> hello, hello? >> fire, fire. >> what's the address, what's the dress. >> reporter: several minutes were lost when the firefighters went to the wrong address which the chief said had nothing to do with the temporary closing to save the city money and the mayor agrees. the budget cuts did not affect response time. 76 years old sam davis died in the fire and his daughter was also florida. back to you. >> thank you. police bust up a criminal ring they say run by a mother and 15 years old daughter. police say the pair a long with the teen's boyfriend are behind several arm robberies. all three are facing charges. stay with us, up next adoption scams. this weekend 48 hours mystery focuses on an international scam preying on american couples. we'll have a sneak peek. just as we promise 100% fresh produce... and rancher's reserve beef guaranteed tender 100% of the time. at safeway, we now promise something new. something big. a commitment...
he was supposed to be the best man at his friend's wedding, about your tiger woods is reportedly staying behind closed doors pl. holiday enter sunset sales are booming and many of the best deals and offers can be found on tlt line. we'll show you how to log on and get them in time. and he's been taking fuss to the wild for 30 years. >> are you going leave me out here? >> i was going to put you in charge. >> jack hanna joins us along with some of his favorite animals. early this friday morning, december 11th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs welcome back to "the early show." it is so cold out on the plaza, but we are warmed by the
enthusiasm of all our fans. hi, everybody. >> i could actually use some sort of wool if possible, yet another layer, maybe some alpaca. >> that would be nice except i don't think he'll give it up. he wants his coat today. >> he does, he needs it. that's a baby and jack hanna will will show us lots of other cool animals. >> we need a hand for jack than hanna, right? freight animal great animals coming up. >> i decided what i'm going to get harry for christmas. a new hat. every year he brings this ratty old thing out. they like your had, see? >> it's a great hat. >> but how many years have you had this hat? >> many. >> i'm gel gettting you a new hat. >> i'm going to follow your lead. can i borrow this hat for a second? do you mind? because you are supposed to wear a hat because so much heat escapes from your head.
>> that's a myth. >> i'll get it back. >> what? you're telling me it's a myth that heat escapes from your head? fine. i'll seal you at 8:30 right here with that information. >> google time. >> can we say hi to our friends all the way from montauk? and the smartest people here from west palm. >> oh, yes. you picked a good time to come to new york. >> just about 70 degrees warmer today. don't worry about a thing. hey, you know what hanukkah begins tonight. say it with me. hanukkah. teaching america something every day. we'll celebrate it your throat is now cleared for the rest of the day it begins at sun down we'll show you how to make latkes. let's say it. latkes. >> but that wasn't latkes, that was briskett.
anyway time to check the news. jeff xwlorglor is at the news desk. i got to back up harry on the hat. i'm a big fan of the hat. >> absolutely. >> we'll continue that discussion soon. good morning, everyone. a knoll-up now on the five young american muslims detained in pakistan for trying to contact al qaeda. a pakistani official says that before leaving the u.s., the five tried to connect with militant groups through facebook and youtube. they were questioned by the fbi at a pakistani jail today. the men are from the washington, d.c. area and apparently led lie ramy zamzam. pakistani police sea they admitted planning to fight u.s. forces. the five were arrested in a pakistani village where they were living. they have not been charged with any crimes so far and one police official says they'll likely be deported to the u.s. now we have more on amanda knox the 22-year-old seattle student convicted of murder in italy. she and her former boyfriend are in prison hoping appeals court will free them.
cbs news correspondent richard roth has more this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. well a week after their conviction amanda knox and rafaelfaele sollecito are both being heard from in separate remarks delivered from their separate prisons in italy. interviewed by his own lawyer on behalf of a newspaper, sollecito says he still conditions understand how the trial ended with guilty verdicts. he was convicted of holding down british student meredith kercher while knox slashed her throat with a kitchen knife. but he insisted knox is incapable of killing anyone. calling her a sweet girl whose behavior in the days after help roommate's murder was misinterpreted as unfeeling or sinister. from her prison cell in perugia, knox too insists she's innocent. according to a member of the italian parliament who met with her this week. walter says knox told him she
does have faith the italian judicial system will exonerate her when her conviction is appealed. sharing that hope knox's mother edda mellas is meeting with u.s. diplomats in rome today. knox receives counselor support as an american citizen, but the state department has made no complaint or comment to italy over her conviction. the next step in the process is a formal statement from the court explaining the jury's verdict. knox is sharing a cell with a 53-year-old american woman convicted on a drug charge and supposed to receive that within three months. jeff? >> richard roth in london. thank you. the man who secretly who made nude videos of erin andrews is expected to plead guilty to interstate stalking today. michael barrett could face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. his lawyer says barrett accepts full responsibility. andrews plans to attend today's hearing in los angeles.
all right. let's head back outside right now to the man who, by the way, received a key to the city of wuf le yesterday after vigorously weathering the conditions in western new york. well done sir. >> thank you very much. and to the people in western new york you are terrific and especially thanks to don paul our meteorologist friend at wivb who helped us out so much also to dik rick defranco at wwny in watertown and our buddy mike at wcco. without all of you guys, we would have such a hard time navigating the whole country and the individual variations on geography and where the snow will fall. so thank you very much. let's put on one more weather cap right do you mind? i'm so cold. and take a look. 150e what's happening all across the country. wear your caps today. let's good to the maps right now. it's good look. umbrella time out west another storm system rolls through, mountain snow watch for heavy rain as we head into tomorrow everybody.
san francisco down to l.a. and san diego upwards of half an inch in some locations. midsection of the country, very very cold. but you'll see mold ratting temperatures over the weekend and another 12 to 24 hours of that lake effect activity watch it in western new york and pennsylvania, eastern shores of the great lakes, sections of mitch he mitch. that's a quick look at our national maps. good morning. a look at the forecast. what we're talking about is a sunny and cold afternoon after a clear and cold start. temperatures down in the low 20 ease with a wind chill 17 or 18 degrees, that's only on a 10- mile an hour breeze. the winds abated will calm this afternoon, mostly sunny and 37. tonight clear to partly cloudy. tomorrow partly sunny and look for a 39-degree high. sunday maybe a couple light snow showers as that's a quick look at your weather picture. oh i know. i know what you're thinking.
harry? >> freeze that image and mail to a friend. now to the latest on tiger woods. he hn't been seen in public for two weeks now and it appears he will miss another important event tomorrow. cbs news correspondent randall pinkston is here with details. >> morning. >> good morning. well after skipping last beak's chevron golf classic which raises money for his charities, tiger woods may yet again be ducking out, this time as best man at his best friend's wedding. brian bell is the same friend who may have helped tiger woods conceal his alleged affair with rachel uchitel, reportedly purchasing a plane ticket to fly the vip hostess to australia for a hookup with the golfer. since his car wreck two weeks ago that triggered the scandal, woods has stayed out of public view. meanwhile, more women who are alleged to have had affairs with the golf great are seizing the spotlight. >> every time he would contact me obviously it was no sex. >> reporter: the scandal so far
has not cost woods any endorsements, but his ads have nearly disappeared from tv and cable. >> you're not going to see him advertise with tiger woods on tv until this scandal plays out. because you don't -- we don't know what the next shoe is to drop. >> reporter: and important question for woods who earlier this year became the first athlete to reach $1 billion in life time earnings. . >> and this morning more reports that tiger is working on keeping his own marriage together with word that his wife, elin may be demanding that he give up golf for a while. harry? >> regardless of that when is he next scheduled to appear? >> he's next scheduled to appear at the invitational golf attorney nmt tory pine colorado. however, we're hearing that his yacht is being prepared interesting enough called privacy, it's in north palm beach, i believe it is. we don't know where he's going but that's what we're hearing. >> that he's maybe heading off someplace. >> privacy is what he's looking
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this saturday's 48 hours mystery oig focuses on a family's nightmare which could force dozens of parents to give up their adopted children. maureen maher is here with a preview. good morning. >> good morning. for the last 2 1/2 years, "48 hours" has been investigating an international adoption scam. the children were all adopted from samoa through a utah based agency called focus on children. the american parents were assured these parents were orphan, but they were lied to. it all began on the south pacific island of a samoa for mike and carri eflt. >> in 2003 my wife and i
adopted a little girl from western samoa. >> what do you think of the snow? it's snow. >> focus on children was the agency that we used to adopt alia. we were told that her family couldn't feed her, that was why they gave her up for adoption. focus on children lied to us. ♪ happy birthday to you ♪ ♪ happy birthday to you ♪ at the time, we thought ours was an isolated incident but we found out later that there were happy more cases. >> the owners of an american adoption agency have been charged with running a baby smuggling operation out of samoa. >> what responsibility does -- >> they were in it for the money. >> it turned out to be one of the biggest foreign adoption scams in u.s. history.
affecting dozens of american families. >> i was lied to. >> it's all a lie. >> they were basically kidnapped from their homes. >> these are little children. they're not to be traded like goods. and they can't be treated as such. >> we followed three american families. each one make as different decision on what is best for their children as they try to determine where they should call home. and for the first time ever we finally hear from someone within the adoption agency. >> such an important story and i know it has a personal connection for you isn't it? >> it does. i'm adopted and i know the maternal side of my firt family and if you can find amount bits of good it's that these children will now have saens of their history and their culture and i think that really helps to contribute to the person they become. >> what do the samoan parents say, do they want them to come home? >> the vast majority are okay with their kids staying here but we have one family that is in a bit of a quandary because
their birth father is here in the states and he has said he wants that child back. >> all right maureen maher, thank you. we'll look forward to that report. remember are, you can see the full story on "48 hours mystery" tomorrow night at 10:00 9:00 central right here on cbs. up next, on the early show oirk we're going into the wild with jack hanna and some of his favorite animals. we'll be right back.
jack hanna, director emeritus at the columbus zoo, has been the ultimate authority on animals for s fors for more than 30 years. >> this morning he has brought some of his favorite creatures. good morning, jack. >> good to be here. >> good to have all of you here. >> one of my favorites. >> probably one of the world's slowest moving mammals. can live its entire life in four
trees and entire life upside down. >> what is the name of this animal? >> slow poke. but the animal -- everything it does is in slow motion. only goes down on the ground one day a week and that's to go to the bathroom because it would drop to the ground and eagles would hear that and go up there and eat him. >> he would also do it on his fate. >> that's right. >> always thinking jeff. >> they breed upside down they have babies. >> they breed upside down? >> don't ask for a demonstration. >> that must be some video on the discovery channel. >> they have two toes there and a three towed slot. two big teeth and, boy, they can bite oig. but feel this. you can feel it. this is the hardest animal for us to film in the wild. why is that? because -- >> softer than i imagined. >> it rains aunts this animal turns totally green and looks hig
like a big blob of moss. >> does the moss actually grow on its coat? >> yes, it does. >> are they friendly? >> no they have teeth like -- >> so what? they could still be friendly with a big smile. >> put your finger right in its mouth. >> next? >> this animal here -- >> who is that? >> this is the great horned out. and this animal, look how he turns his head. why does an owl turn his head that way? can he not hurn his he cannot turn his eyes in the socket. >> how beautiful is that? how much does he weigh? >> that's a good point. you won't believe this. not even 16 ounces. >> it's all feather? >> all feather and hollowed bones.
>> do these owls fly south for the winter like all birds? >> no most of these stay right where they are. >> the ears are like this. >> what does that sound mean when they go hoo. >> just locating each other. not necessarily alarm. sometime they'll do it if there's a person approaching, that type of thing. >> this o with.wl is a starks, but he does turn his face from the cameras. >> this is the animal take causes sars disease. this is a delicacy in china. $200 in a restaurant. but this is the coffee that was out several years ago? >> from the droppings. >> exactly. did you drink it? >> i did. i'll do anything for this show.
>> we're actually brewing it on harry's right shoulder. >> i was thinking i might have a bite of this. >> no, don't do it sars. >> he loves to eat cobras. they circle around the cobra very slowly on the ground and then he picks up speed running around the cobra and the cobra looks like this and gets so dizzy, it falls over and bites his head off. i'm not joking. >> don't spin harry. >> do they get along with the sloth? >> let's not test it. >> look at this. >> kitty cat. >> nice. >> this isn't really a kitty cat. >> here you go. >> what are we holding? >> these are from africa and they get about 30 40 pounds. only cats in the world that catch a bird in free flight. they can jump like a polo stick. >> jeff's a new dad. >> i'll show you my baby hold.
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sentencing. a judge scheduled her sentencing for january 21st. under maryland law she maybe suspended from the office after sentencing. the jury found the mayor guilty of embezzling gift cards meant for needy families. her defense team is filing a motion for a new trial. the group trying to bring slot machine gambling to baltimore city is asking for an extension. chairman of the panel said the group wants more time to submit a resized proposal. the group is trying to expand the request from 500 to 3700 slot machines and that requires another $19.5 million in licensing fees. the group is now talking with potential investors pgh some tired shoppers after the second annual midnight madness. shops in the main street area kept the doors open until midnight. if you missed it not to worry. you'll get another chance on december 17th. stay with wjz13, maryland's news station. up next online gifts, some people prefer the hustle and bustle of real stores for the holiday shopping but we'll look
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a great, great crowd out here on what is a pretty brisk friday morning in new york city. >> a little bit. >> miami girl. >> yep. heading therelater today. >> oh, poor maggie has to go to warm florida. >> today it will be in the 70s, yesterday a record breaking 89 degrees. >> but for today, we're feeling the holiday spirit here on the plaza. and in keeping, we got a lot of good segments coming up. your computer may be the gate way to great holeiday gifts. >> also more of my conversation with matt damon.
we talked about "invictus" yesterday. we'll talk about a special project he has done with some really interesting folk for the history channel. we'll have that conversation. >> and to help celebrate the first night of hanukkah we'll show you how to make some amazing potato latkes. >> potato pancakes. >> yes, fried in oil. and we'll make sweet potato pancakes. >> but first it's a very special day, the very first national believe day. and here to tell us all about it are mar theen reartine reardon, executive vice president of macy's. good morning. >> how are you? >> big day for macy's. >> december 11th is national believe day. and it's for everybody across the country who wants to believe in something, you can see i've brought my believers with me behind me. >> hello believers. an for anybody who is called virginia we also have all our virginias who are being honored today. so if you come into any macy's
you receive a special gift. >> in honor of yes, virginia which airs tonight. we have a clip so let's show it. >> some of my little friends say there's no santa claus papa says if you see it in the sun, it's so. please tell me the truth.. papa says if you see it in the sun, it's so. please tell me the truth. papa says if you see it in the sun, it's so. please tell me the truth.papa says if you see it in the sun, it's so. please tell me the truth. >> by the way, we have to brag to just a minute. the voice of virginia is our dear friend, bee, daughter of kim miller who works with us. watch that tonight on cbs. and when you go macy's today -- >> there's kim, the proud mom. and when you go to macy's today, what other activities will we see? >> we do have our calling all have a vast, so anybody named virginia can come into macy's and receive a special $10 gift card and waef got our letter writing campaign that's still
happening. we're very proud to say that we have 575,000 letters. for every letter we receive, $1 goes to the make-a-wish foundation. so join us today, come on in, write your letter anybody called virginia come on in, get a special gift from macy's. >> look at your dream meter. it's gone from dream to believe. >> the goal is to get to a million letters so we can get to a million dollars. i think we can do it. >> i think we can, too. >> thank you so much. remember that yes virginia airs tonight at 8:00 on cbs. and for more on the believe campaign and believe today which is today, just go to our website, earlyshow.cbsnews.com. . hello dave. >> my name is virginia. it's worth $10 today. >> if you've been to virginia, it doesn't count. >> let's go and check the weather all across the country and see what's happening from
here to there. midsection of the cupountry still very cold and lake-effect snow still working through the eastern shore, so keep in mind if you're in places from michigan to pennsylvania sessions of northwest ohio, maybe even into western new york could be another rough day, but that's going to begin to subside. showers continuing along the gulf states. but we'll see moderating conditions that's the good news as the jet stream flattens out a little bit into the weekend. now look to the west as we head into the weekend, gray and wet most of the time. mountain snow and we could see some more rain through sections of coastal california. as we head to the southern plains it should be dry but still relatively cold in the northern plain states as the journey to the southeast, that wet stuff continue there is. you'll see some gulf moisture working your way in that direction. and if you're looking for relief in the northeast finally by sunday you are going to see better weather rolling in your direction more comfortable. that
good morning. in our area what's going on winds are diminishing. a look at the forecast, i mean it's 24 now. we had yesterday's wind, be like 9-degree wind chill. 10-mile an hour breeze. mostly sunny, still moving the breeze around. it will be cold. 36 degrees will be the high. tonight, the breeze abates and clear and cold and 20. tomorrow we'll go ahead and call it partly sunny skies with this announcement for everyone watching on wbbm in which i, it's kelly's 30th birthday. thanks for coming kelly. by the way, another special announcement. julian len monday will be performing with us right here next tuesday on the 15th. and you can be here to see him. now, to find out how you can be part of the crowd, just go to our website, earlyshow.cbsnews.com for more on julian lennon.
all right, let's send it back inside to maggie. time if early holiday up wrapped and this morning our guide to some unique gifts and exclusive offers that you can only find online. regina lewis is aol's consumer adviser and she's here to tell us how to get them. great to see you. let's start with amazon. we all know it is and online retailer and you can get pretty much anything. what is their big gift? >> their wigbig one is the kendall. they've just announced record sales. it's an e reader exclusive to amazon. i think it's a real showstopper. the kind of thing on christmas day this day that you'll pass around. amazon has such buying power, if you see an exclusive offer from them it tends to be a good deal. and don't let a brand name that you haven't heard of throw you off. so this laptop is $649 it's
from not a well-known name in this country, but little known secret computer manufacturers pretty much get all their components from the same supplier so it's a good deal and great value. they'll ship up to the last minute. >> a lot of things that you would normally buy during the holidays you can get on line and be charitable. >> you always end up getting an ornament or cooking continue. why not get it from st. jude. 100% of the proceeds go to the children's hospital. i think it says a lot about the gift giver and i think it means something to the recipient. >> i agree. and st. jude again, right? >> yes. >> now lillian vernon. i love it. >> and they've got personalized gifts down. they have 15 different kinds of personalization and they've really got the price point right. so this for instance, you can slide in pictures, this is charlie's banner. only $15.
from kinder garten all the way up to 5th grade. so embroidery graving, they really do well. i don't know that this will end up in a museum but you can see we have harry's name, your name russ all there. and that's only $40. so it really shows that you went the have a mile to make it personal. >> i see people's faces light up more when it's personal. next one retro? >> there's from back to basic toys. the kind of toys you grew up with. and they go the extra mile with things like a certificate of authenticity. so really nice, very special. lincoln logs, the commemorative edition. they also have no spoiler packaging which i like a lot, so this comes in a very nondescription round box. and about it is an oversized toy and that will happen they'll let you know. >> and lastly for the really
hard to find things we should go where? >> this is fun. there is a store in vermont called the vermont country store established 60 years ago. it feels like you've gone back in time. they also have a website with things like gee your hair smells terrific. >> what? >> you recall this from the '70s. sglu. >> but that's the reaction people get. it comes right back to you and that is the kind of reaction people are looking for to say i can't believe you you found that remember, we grew up with this. purchase tomb that purchase fume that may have been disappeared. by 1969, it hads about takered. they got so many letter, they trackeded it down. now you can buy it. so cool things that people say how did you find this. >> that may be my favorite. >> it's called vermont country store. >> thank you so much. and for more on these online gifts, go to our website, earlyshow.cbsnew.com
earlyshow.cbsnew.com. yesterday we showed you my interview with matt damon about his mu film "invictus." we also talked about another new project that stems from one of his passions american history. he and fellow actor josh blow lip appear in a documentary "the people speak," based on one of damon's famous book a people's history of the united states oig. howard zinn has taught history for most of his life. rarely has he produced a lesson quite like this. matt damon has known howard zinn since childhood. when did you read it? >> i started reading passages from it in 1980 actually. i remember when we got the book and for columbus day, i took in the first chapter is about columbus and i took it in and was allowed to read parts of that to the class actually at the age of ten. >> at the age of ten. >> reporter: the actor references zin's best seller in the academy award winning film
good will hunting oig. >> if you want to read a real history book, read howard zip's history of the yubd. >> reporter: it examine's america's founding from speaker peks of the revolutionary, rebels and rarely heard voices of dissent. >> it's just an honest look at where we've come from and the idea that all of these changes have been struggled for by every day people. and that that's a good thing, that he in america means participating. >> reporter: after zinn's book sold a million copy his public learner wanted to commemorate the achievement. >> i asked him how do you propose to do it. well we'll do it in 09 second street wine this new york usually venue for events and beale have some historians on the stage. and i said please not that. >> reporter: zinn had a better idea. >> it happened i knew some actors and i thought, yeah, let's have some actors read
historical documents. >> your shout for liberty and equality. >> reporter: if you're reading about frederick douglas, wouldn't you want morgan freeman reading actual what he wrote in. >> you you see these live readings and you see the people react to the live readings. >> where did your christ come from? he came from goods and a woman. man didn't have nothing to do with it. >> reporter: an idea for a film began to take shape. >> we hold these truths to be self-evident. that all men are created equal. >> reporter: was there fight building who was going to get to read what part? >> no on the contrary, there's so many things to be read that the big problem is cutting it into one film. >> i want to be there when they talk about honor and justice and making the world safe for democracy. >> reporter: in all, 96 hours of historical prose performed by today's biggest stars was condensed to produce "the people speak," which will hair on the
history channel. >> does it seem like this is an extra good time to be making a version of this book into a movie? >> we say at the beginning we want this history to speak to our present situation. what is our present situation? war. so in many ways the film i think speaks to things that are going on now. >> the people speak air this is sunday on the history chaen he will. up next, we're getting ready for hanukkah. we'll try out a great recipe for
home it is begins with a tradition a al meal of potato latkes. we are joined by steven raichlen author of the barbeque bible oigand he makes some of his favorite let december latkes for us this morning. >> the whole essence of the holiday is frying things in oil. commemorates an event, small band of freedom fighters liberated the holy temple. when they found the temple there was only one tiny little trial of holy oil to keep the eternal light birning. normally it would last for one day, but by a miracle, it lasted for eight days. >> right about. >> so we eat fried foods and celebrate hanukkah eight days. >> so what are we make something. >> grated sweet potato, grated union gone. >> onion.
we'll add at baking how der, matza meal. will you mix? >> i'll mix it all together. now, this is not a neat pancake, full. its imperfection is its perfection? >> exactly. >> we're adding eggnog. >> kind of free form. so good. >> we've mixed it. >> meanwhile, let me just move over here. >> i'll switch sides over here. >> i like to use a mixture of olive oil for flavor and regular vegetable oil, which is stable for frying. and then you'll take spoonfuls of this mixture and add them to the oil. >> let's take the high shot right now because it's not perfectly round. it's not gorgeous. the place it's gorgeous is really in your mouth. and that's what counts. >> exactly. >> how long do you fry these
for? >> this is about maybe two minutes per side. you turn with a slotted spatula. jews eat them all over the world. i have an aunt that's thes these sort of little fried friters with a hundred honest any honey syrup on top. once they're fried, just want to drain them on paper towels and then i think it's really important before you serve them to -- >> you have to test them. yeah. some people like them burned. some people like them lightly done. we will see where our staff lies in just a minute. >> round it out with briskett. always smoked outdoors. of course up here that would be a sacrifice but down in miami,
not too tough. >> and of course we are apple sauce and some people will use sour cream, as well. let's bring the whole gang in. >> i've been trying to beat them off with a stick. >> everyone has begun to kind of make their way to the studio so try this. is it hot? >> i like it lightly done. not burnt. >> pick it apart. >> i'll take a medium. >> that's amazing. really really great. >> it is delicious. and of course part of the tradition of hanukkah is bringing the kids out and having this as a meal and smell that brisk brisket. >> very nice. >> steven, thank you so much. you can find these and other recipes on our website. don't to get "the barbeque! bible." >> and there are other major events that are happening not
just tonight but this weekend, the international celebration of maggie's birthday starts tomorrow. >> thank you. oh i got a cake. thank you. i'm going down to miami to smoke my brisket in 70 degree weather this honor of high birthdaymy birthday. i turn 40 tomorrow. i got the wish ready. jeff, help me get this out. thank you. oh they're trick candles. so sweet. i appreciate it. >> should we bring in another surprise? >> you have another surprise? >> yes. look who it is? >> hello, daniella. hi, baby girl. look you know what that is? what is that? a cake for mommy's birthday. >> uncle dave got you some
>> reporter: several minutes were lost when firefighters went to the wrong address which the fire chief said had nothing to do with the temporary closings to save the city money and the mayor agrees. the state budget cuts did not affect response time. 76 years old sam davis died in the fire and his daughter was also florida. back to you. >> thank you. baltimore mayor sheila dickson could learn her fate as soon as next month. the judge scheduled sentencing january 21st. she maybe suspended from her office, the defense team said they plan to file a motion for a new trial. the judge will hear that january 26th. a lawsuit is filed against carol suggs. a 26 years old woman claims he fathered her two children and said he abused her on two occasions last month. one case he said, she said rather he knocked her down and poured bleach on her and her son. he hasn't commented on the accusation. >> police bust up a criminal ring they say involve a mother and her 15 years old daughter. police say the pair a long with
the teen's boyfriend are behind several armed robberies in federal hills, and west baltimore. all three are facing charges pgh cold weather like today is having a deadly impact on people throughout the state. according to the department of health four people died of hypothermia. cold weather played a part in the deaths of 54 maryland residents. officials urge people to dress warmly and periodically check on friends and neighbors especially if they're elderly and just in time for the holidays, the peep store is open in austin hill. they have 850 peep products including plush toys, china, even a hand blown glass peep and of course the chicks. stay with wjz, maryland's news station. complete news and first morning weather.